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Deb Haaland calls out Trump – AGAIN – over Pocahontas remarks

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ALBUQUERQUE – On Nov.27, President Trump called Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” at an event honoring Navajo Code Talkers at a White House Ceremony in front of a portrait of President Jackson, who led military attacks on Native Americans in the early 19th century.

Deb Haaland, who is running for NM-1 and would be the...

The power of a Navajo education

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There is true beauty in education, and diverse opportunities that can come from pursuing it – especially if you are Native.

I say that with such aspiration because I recently spoke to three Diné women, all of whom went on to share their education and knowledge with Navajo people and other ethnicities.

These women inspired and influenced me. They assured me that Navajo knowledge, education and self-identity come from what we discover throughout years of furthering our studies.

As a 25-year-old Diné grad student studying poetry and working as a freelance writer and photographer, I believe I am fulfilling my destiny with Navajo education.

When I say Navajo education, what I mean is...

Census cuts put New Mexico in jeopardy

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Pop quiz: which of the following statements are true?

a. The census is constitutionally required in order to count every person in the U.S.

b. The census determines how much federal money—more than $6 billion—flows into New Mexico’s economy every year.

c. New Mexicans are more at risk of not being counted by the census than are people in most every other state.

d. The census is in jeopardy—and that puts New Mexicans in jeopardy.

If you said “all of the above,” you’d be correct. Unfortunately, that doesn’t guarantee you the prize of being counted and represented in the next big census if things continue the way they are going.

Since 1790, the U.S has been...

Las Cruces company grows with help from partnership loan

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Casey Roberts earned an MBA at the same time he was learning the family trade: welding. Today, the Las Cruces man and his wife, Chancie, own Mesilla Valley Metals, a manufacturer of pipes, structural steel, farm implements and custom-ordered metal products.

“My family has always been in the welding business,” Roberts said. “My dad was a rig welder in Farmington, where my uncle on my mom’s side owns a big fabrication shop. I always enjoyed making something and seeing results at the end of the day.”

As a welder, Roberts worked with metal all the time. In Aug. 2011, he decided to start a business selling the raw materials of his trade. At first, Mesilla  Valley Metals operated...

Honoring veterans through business support

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New Mexico is home to more than 160,000 veterans, and about half of them are under the age of 65. For those former service members interested in operating businesses, state and federal agencies can help with business formation, certification and contract acquisition that levels the playing field for vets that have spent their careers out of the private sector.

Veterans come to the private-sector workforce with a lot to offer, including advanced training in specialized fields such as logistics, security, information technology, personnel management and administration. They understand the complexities of doing business with the U.S. government and the importance of following instructions...

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